Do you have a hard time finding your spices, lids, or other items in you kitchen? Maybe you have the infamous junk drawer that seriously needs to be organized. If you’re like me, you want your stuff organized, but you don’t want to pay for expensive organizational containers and tools. That is why I have come up with simple DIY kitchen organization ideas on a budget. You don’t have to break the bank in order to have an organized kitchen!
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Here are kitchen organization hacks that I use in my own kitchen. They will help you easily transform your kitchen from messy to neat and tidy.
1. DIY Kitchen Organization — Lazy Susan Turntable
One super easy way to organize your spices or other small items is to use a Lazy Susan Turntable. They are very affordable (less than $10!), and they fit in most cabinets.
I use mine to organize my larger spice containers and seasonings.
They are nice to use because you can fit a lot of items in a small space and still have access to all of them.
I can still see what spices I have without having to dig through rows of spices.
2. DIY Kitchen Organization — Wire Spice Racks
If you have a lot of spices but don’t have a lot of places to store them, wire spice racks are an awesome idea.
To create wire racks, you need to bend thick wire and screw it into the doors of your cabinets. Use quarter-round wood trim for the spice jars to balance on.
These racks can hold spices neatly in round or square jars.
I have mine alphabetized to find them quickly.
A smaller, closer wire works well to hold small boxes such as pudding, Jell-O, and soup mixes. Make sure the wires and bases line up with the open areas of your cabinets so that the doors will close.
3. DIY Kitchen Organization — Baskets
Small baskets work well to hold gravy and spice mixes. They can also be used to hold cake/cookie decorating supplies, toothpicks, muffin liners, and other small items.
I use a plastic basket to organize all these items in my cupboard. It is very inexpensive, and it keeps all of these items in one space.
There are lots of baskets to choose from. Here are some that are similar to one I use.
4. DIY Kitchen Organization — Wooden Slots
You can slide small pieces of wood to divide drawers to hold silverware and other kitchen utensils. You can also use bigger pieces of wood to divide a cabinet so that Tupperware lids can be sorted easily and found.
If you don’t want to fool with cutting wood and creating grooves, you can purchase drawer dividers on Amazon for pretty cheap.
5. DIY Kitchen Organization — Tins
Metal tins are great for sorting all sorts of odds and ends that are usually in a kitchen or utility room.
I have tape on each one telling what’s inside.
My tins hold a variety of items. I have one large tin that holds all kinds of tape (Scotch tape, masking tape, duct tape, electrical tape, packing tape). Another tin holds dog and cat brushes and clippers for their toenails. I also have a tin that holds shoe laces, shoe polish, etc.
Tins are great for sorting out items that might normally find their way into a junk drawer.
What’s great about tins is that you can usually find them really cheap at garage sales and thrift stores!
6. DIY Kitchen Organization — Recipe Binder
My recipes used to be kept in a box or thrown in the cabinet. Now, I use a recipe binder to keep all of my recipes organized and protected.
I shared how to make a recipe binder in one of our earlier posts.
You can see how to make one here: Make Your Own Recipe Binder: Scrapbook Style.
What are your favorite diy kitchen organization tips? We would love to hear how you organize your kitchen!
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